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CIVIC Research Newsletter

CIVIC Publishes a newsletter multiple times a year that features news, summaries of recent and high impact publications from investigators, advertises upcoming center events, as well as other CIVIC highlights. Click the banner below to read the current issue of the CIVIC Newsletter.

Current Issue

In this Issue...

  • New Study Sheds Light on Black Patients' Trust Toward Healthcare Professionals
    In a time when the daily experiences of racial minorities is in the news, trust in clinicians is another challenge faced by black Americans. This article highlights Dr. Somnath Saha's study using video scenarios to examine patient decision making.
  • Can You Hear Me Now? Clinician Experiences with Telemedicine
    Efforts to expand VA telehealth have come under 'trial by fire' due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We showcase a study by Dr. Jennifer Barton, who sought to understand VA's telehealth initiatives and their effects on rheumatology clinicians.
  • Orders for Limiting Treatment: Are Patient Preferences Considered in the Emergency Department?
    Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment are meant to empower patients to make decisions about their treatment and whether they desire aggressive treatments in serious emergencies. We showcase an article by Dr. Kelly Vranas evaluating how these orders actually influenced treatment.
  • Meet the 2020 Health Services Research & Development Fellows
    CIVIC's newest post-doctoral fellows are here! Read our brief introduction to Dr. Diana Govier, Dr. Traben Pleasant, and Dr. Liana Schweiger!
  • Rural Health Update
    Portland is home to one of 5 Veterans Rural Health Research Centers, which are dedicated to rural Veteran health care research, innovation, and dissemination. This new segment introduces us to the Portland VRHRC and what it means for Veteran research!
  • Veteran Engagement Group Member Spotlight: Will Moore
    CIVIC's Veteran Engagement Group assist researchers at every step of the research process to ensure the Veteran perspective is included in all projects. In this issue we introduce Navy Veteran Will Moore, a medical student at OHSU and the newest member of the VEG.
  • CIVIC Announcements, Media Mentions, and Accolades
    The best place to go to learn about the latest news coming from CIVIC!

CIVIC Publications

Dedicated to advancing the mission, CIVIC investigators maintain an extensive research and publication profile. Publishing widely in scientific journals, CIVIC is dedicated to identifying and disseminating best practices for Veteran involvement in health care. 

Click here to view a list of publications and presentations from 2018.